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University of Bristol Environmental and Energy Law Society (EELS)

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Welcome to the University of Bristol Environmental and Energy Law Society (EELS), an award-winning society dedicated to creating a strong career platform for our members. Open to all courses, we want to encourage debate focusing on real, legal change to destructive environmental practices; inspiring you to want to make a difference.


             Our focus


The University of Bristol Environmental and Energy Law Society is passionate about all things environmental. We plan to host a number of exciting speakers and events from many different backgrounds all connected by their commitment to sustainability and the environment.


We are looking to host events surrounding a number of different political and legal issues, such as, but not limited to, global sustainability, issues facing waste and water, global energy consumption, national efforts to reduce carbon emissions, legal frameworks for habitat protection and conservation, commercial farming and GMO regulations, marine zoning and ocean protection, international legislation to combat poaching and prohibited trade and international treaties focused on combating ozone depletion and climate change. To further enhance your knowledge of these issues we are looking to set up a research project with environmental charities or NGOs. 


            What we do


We plan to host a number of events including:

  • Talks with accredited speakers to discuss the importance of law and regulation in the fight to stop climate change and damaging environmental practices. 
  • Optional Debates
  • Research projects with UKELA or Client Earth 
  • Events promoting awareness of environmental issues and
  • Workshops and fairs to support access to legal careers
  • Socials including socially distanced BBQs and pub quizzes 

Throughout your year, we will host exciting events including socials and quizzes to build a sense of community within our group. To put on these exciting events, we ask for a one-off joining fee of £4 for the acedemic year.



            Diversity and Equality



The EELS welcomes all students. We are dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. We welcome students from different backgrounds and experiences and believe that diversity among members is enriching and something we can all be proud of. So, no matter who you are, what you like or what you believe in there is always a place for you with the EELS.



            Our committee


Lewis Alderman (He/Him), President


Ishika Roy (She/Her), General Secretary


Will Romain (He/Him), Diversity and Inclusion Officer


Kasey Cummings (He/Him), Social Secretary


Aryan Sattani (He/Him), Treasurer


Petra Nieminen (She/Her), Non-Law Representative


Our dedicated committee is passionate about providing the very best events for our members. During the 2020-2021 academic year, we hope to provide a wide array of educational and informative events with the aim of inspiring our members to pursue their interest in the environmental and clean energy law sectors. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email on for any enquiries!


Make sure to subscribe to our blog to have access to important updates, interesting articles and your very own platform as members to express your interests and experiences with the EELS! We aim to provide our members with an inclusive and diverse platform where we can encourage and educate one another to make a meaningful difference. Follow this link to visit our blog:


UoB EELS are a relatively new society and we have won The Best New Society award this year as well, therefore continued support from current and future members will be invaluable. We intend to produce a monthly newsletter, but more information and activity can be found on our social media platforms. Therefore, also follow us on facebook and instagram to keep up to date with the EELS! 


Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


Download the Code of Conduct


Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


For more information on Bristol Hub visit:


If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.